19 October 2016 Last updated at: 6:16 PM
Nomads concerned supporters’ committee fires executive committee
…Club house closed
Dust is refusing to settle at Be Forward Wanderers following concerned supporters committee to dissolve the current executive committee due to the team’s poor run of form in the Super League, Malawi24 can reveal.
According to a letter which has been addressed to Wanderer’s board of trustees, executive committee and main supporters executive committee, the concerned supporters have replaced the current administration with Chimwemwe Chipungu as the interim chairman.
This comes just eight months after the current committee was ushered into office at Wanderers’ club house on 6th February 2016 where George Chamangwana went unopposed during the polls.
“We write to inform you that we concerned supporters has dissolved your committee with immediate effect of the date of this letter. We have done this due to the poor performance of our beloved team and Mr. Chimwemwe Chipungu is going to take care of the interim committee as a chairman which will be announced later,” reads the letter which has been signed by all 22 subcommittees of Wanderers concerned supporters committee from Blantyre.
When contacted, Wanderers’ General Secretary Mike Butao said: “I think it’s the board of trustees who are in a good position to comment on this development. As executive, we don’t have anything to speak when it concerns the elections,” he said.
He also added that personally, he can leave his position but as one of the signatories to their sponsorship with Be Forward as such, he cannot just leave the sponsorship deal in the hands of wrong people without procedures.
“Personally, I can leave even today but we have a sponsorship to protect. We are the signatories to the sponsorship deal and if we are to leave, we need to follow procedures but it won’t be proper just to leave the sponsorship in the hands of wrong people.”
The Nomads are failing to make amends in the top flight as they have been losing more games contrary to the expectations of their fans, with the latest defeat coming in the hands of Kamuzu Barracks on Sunday.
As if that was not enough, Wanderers players boycotted training sessions on Tuesday due to unpaid dues but have since returned to their training base ahead of Saturday’s league clash at home to Wizards FC.
Meanwhile, angry supporters from Bangwe and Blantyre market have closed the team’s club house at Lali Lubani and they have vowed to open the facility when the players are paid their monthly dues.